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The Aerostars flying Yakovlev YAK-50s
More dull photos from Cosford 2012 enhanced by pressing one button on Arcsoft Photo Studio 5.
Think I was using an ND grad filter.
They do the job for me – good to combine the form of these great aircraft and display with the enhanced colour and background
Stunning stuff..Inspirational photography.
Excellent images Ian.. Great work, very dramatic. Instant fave.
Very nice – you know which buttons to push Ian…if you will pardon the expression! :-))
Another wonderful shot
a blinkin brilliant shot Ian,we had a Hercules fly over last week but i was too slow getting the camera !
thats is a fantastic shot ian great work, and brilliant colour, apleasure to view your work
make a great poster
you captured the essence of the dive
They are not dull Ian . this is far far better than blue sky shots ……just like in the mountains its the clouds that make the good shots possible not clear blue skies!
Yakety YAK!! This is smokin’ HOT.. not diddly dull!!
it’s not just the treatment but the frame of shot, and the fact you got them in frame and in focus. great work Ian.
Really strong image.
Lovely shot and very nice post processing.
Many thanks everyone.
This was the original….
My spectacular is your boring then.
I can’t open the original cause it is private, but still, it looks like you’ve touched the right button, Ian. Great picture! Well done!
Really striking and powerful results!
oo i like the original too! that wonderfully soft powder blue, super dreamy.
nice. like the textures in the smoke trails.
Haven’t come across that software before, but certainly seems to do the trick. I wonder if this one is possibly a bit over-cooked compared to your last one and the two in comments, just around the edges of the planes…just nitpicking…
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Very nice of you all to say so, but the original wasn’t up to scratch really, same with the others. Ben I was too ashamed to show it as a photo worthy of anyone’s attention so kept it small and out of the way! Really the comp could be better too, should have caught the top of the arc for instance, was zoomed in too close.
It might be Chris, like I say I spent entire seconds working on this, just pressed the one button and uploaded the result. Otherwise it wouldn’t have made it to Flickr. I do feel a bit of a fraud. Had I worked on it to get these results I would have tidied up around the edges more, reduced the contrast somewhat… It is what it is; a fluke.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintracesofnuts] no suggestion of fraudulence here – I’m as guilty as the next man of lazily tarting up a shot to give it more impact – just felt the need to say something beyond "great shot", which seems to be the gist of most of my comments 😉
Thank you for sharing with ClanFlickr
At least you know the difference between Lundy and the Isles of Sclly. Scilly sod that I am.
What to say in comments? Yeah, Great shot, lol, try not to but often end up saying that. Still, better than that thing where complete strangers copy and paste the same comment – "Amazing photo" – and you see exactly the same comment on your contacts photos.
what a capture!!
The treatment suits it so well Ian, one of you best I would say, awesome work
One button well pressed.
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/maycontaintracesofnuts] aye, and by consequence, anything un-commented is not great at all…
Another fine shot.
I’m starting to wonder if the seemingly cloudy sky in all these shots is purely discharge from the planes…. Smokey old show wasn’t it. Makes for a decent pic tho.
Nice and interesting effect of that "one-touch" post-processing. It certainly adds a dramatic feel to the image. I must look for any "magical buttons" in my dated graphics software 🙂 Auto-levels in my Photo-Paint does the job in similar fashion, but usually adds way too much noise (or just makes the noise visible which amounts to the same thing).
I wonder whether a polarising filter wouldnt’ be useful for taking pictures at the air shows. It could reduce "foggy" effect of fading colours and low contrast. On the other hand, a disadvantage may be longer exposure times needed.
Thats a Booby Dazzler Ian… just a flick of the wrist and boom! cracking image :-))))
Who needs Photoshop and hours of post shoot editing, when you have a magic, one stop one shop button !
Ma che meraviglia, Ian. I miei complimenti e un caro saluto!
Stunning shots mate.
Yeah the post production certainly improved the shot ……seems you have an eye for the computor processing !
I really like the darkness in this shot Ian, i think it adds drama : )
stunning capture mate , brilliant 🙂
Wow, what amazing detail in these shots! :~}
This is absolutely superb
Not dull at all! I usually don’t take an interest in air shows but this is amazing. The contrast with the clouds is great.
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